The Spiritual Exercises (20th annotation retreat)
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Campion Center319 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1398
Phone: (781) 419-1337
Fax: (781) 894-5864
Date: September 28, 2018 to November 1, 2018
Making the Spiritual Exercises according to the 20th annotation is sometimes called making the “long” or the “thirty-day” retreat. Individuals interested in making the Spiritual Exercises in this format are expected to be in on-going spiritual direction and have made at least two eight-day silent retreats prior to applying. Retreatants should plan to arrive in time for dinner on September 28. The retreat begins the following evening and ends with Eucharist on the morning of November 1, the Feast of All Saints. Retreatants are expected to be available for the entire period of the retreat. Travel and other plans should be made with this expectation in mind. Campion Center affords retreatants an extraordinary setting within biking distance of Walden Pond, and short drives to Lexington and Concord, Cape Ann, and other famous New England landmarks. The spectacular autumn foliage for which New England is world-famous will provide retreatants with breath-taking natural beauty in which to deepen their relationship with God. Please see Application Information below or call the Center for application materials or if you desire additional information.
We regret that we are not able to accommodate special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian) as meals are prepared for the entire house. However, salad and fruit are always available at meals. A refrigerator is available for any special foods you may want to purchase, or any medications that may need refrigeration.
We use a “rolling” application process and review applications as they are received, and so we ask you to submit your application at your earliest convenience. In addition to completing the application form and responding to the questions below, please provide the following:
A typed 4-5 page autobiographical sketch telling us about the important persons and events in your life and your faith journey. This will help us to know you better, and understand your desire to make this retreat at this time. In your autobiographical sketch please address the following:
- Who is God for you?
- How have your knowledge of/relationship with God evolved over time?
- By what names/images do you know or call-upon God?
- By what names/images does God know or call upon you?
- If you were able to see yourself as God sees you, whom does God see?
Please have your spiritual director send us a letter, under separate cover to the address below, indicating his or her support of your making this retreat at this time.
For priests and/or religious, please have your superior, bishop, etc. send us a letter, under separate cover to the address below, endorsing you for this retreat.
Non-refundable Deposit: $150 (due on acceptance and applicable to final total)
Applicants will be informed of the decision on their completed application once it has been reviewed.
The combined application fee and deposit ($200) will be applied to the total cost of the retreat. The cost for the 30-day retreat is $2,500. Payment of the balance ($2,300) is due upon arrival for the retreat.
Please mail your completed application and your $50 non-refundable application fee to:
Ms. Anne Copponi
Campion Center Conference & Renewal
319 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1398